Breaking Animal Stereotypes

Today I have a book that is breaking animal stereotypes.  Animals can be significantly misunderstood, and this beautiful book seeks to correct this injustice.  Consider yourself educated!

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Title: Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truthbreaking animal stereotypes lovely beasts

Author: Kate Gardner

Target: Preschool-Grade 3

What this book is about:

This book is about breaking down stereotypes.  I mean, sure, gorillas can be fierce but did you also know that they are extremely gentle papas who build soft nests for their babies. What about that prickly porcupine?  He is really just an herbivore who likes to keep to himself.  And who said the leaders in a pack had to be the males?  Female hyenas are 10% bigger than the males and the lioness does all the hunting for their pride.  The beasts really are more fascinating and lovely than they may first appear.

Why I love this book:

  • The illustrations are gorgeous. Heidi Smith has created a visual treat for kids with amazing detail and a limited color palette.
  • The layout of the book is so engaging.  From the assumption of the animal’s character on the first page with illustrations done in black and white to the second page that shares the animal’s lovely nature and the illustrations done in softer colors, kids will quickly catch on to the concept.
  • Nice details without feeling overwhelming for the younger set.

Who this book is for:

Great for all kids who are interested in animals.  Fans of Pink Is for Blobfish will appreciate this one.

Final thoughts:

A gorgeous and fun picture book that challenges stereotypes.

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth.  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.